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Qualifications & Experience

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Qualifications

  • Masters in Social Work, Mental Health Concentration, University of North Carolina, 2013.

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Illinois, USA (LCSW # 149019567).

  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW, member #886845126).

  • My practice is regulated by both the NASW and the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDFPR).

  • IFS-Informed EMDR Training, Bruce Hersey, 12 hours, 2022. 

  • Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) EMDRIA Approved Training and Consultation, 50 hours, 2021.

  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) Training and Consultation, 20+ hours, Heartland Alliance, 2016.

  • Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET) Training, 24+ hours, Vivo International, 2015.

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Short-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (STPP), UNC, 2013. 

Experience

  • Counseling and Social Work Intern, UNC Department of Psychiatry, 2012-2013.

  • Resident Advisor, UNC Horizons Substance Use Treatment Program, 2012-2013. 

  • Mental Health Screening & Assessment Intern, Homestart Women's Shelter, 2012-2013.

  • Domestic Violence Support Group Facilitator, Compass Center for Women and Families, 2013.

  • Adolescent Behavioral Skills Group Facilitator, Outreach Community Center, 2013-2015. 

  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Support Group Facilitator, and Mental Health Program Coordinator, Heartland Alliance, 2015-2017. 

  • Professional Development Team Lead, The Illinois Refugee Mental Health Task Force, 2015-2017. 

  • Provided national trainings for Social-Emotional Interventions, USCRI National Conferences & National Network Webinars, 2015-2017.

  • Clinical Supervisor for Master’s Level Student Interns, 2017. 

  • Private Practice, 2020-Present.